CHANGE OF ADDRESSIf you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
Upcoming Parish Events
Discover Catholic School Week
November 20, 2019 at 9:00 am
St. Francis of Assisi Preschool, Elementary, and Middle School will host a Discover Catholic Schools Open House for new families on Wednesday, November 20th at 9:00am. Please plan to join us for a tour of our school and to meet our wonderful teachers. For admission questions please call the school office at 703-221-3868 or visit our school website at www.stfas.org. Please click here to view the informational flyer.
Distribute Christmas Wreaths at Quantico
On Saturday, December 7th, volunteers will descend on Quantico National Cemetery to help distribute more than 9,000 Christmas wreaths on the graves of our fallen national heroes. Volunteers, please arrive early (9-9:30 a.m.), use the main entrance on Joplin Road (Route 619), pass the large flagpoles at the main gate, take the first left onto Rappahannock Place and park your vehicle alongside the roadway – NOT off on the grass. A short ceremony will commence at 10:00 a.m., then wreaths will be distributed. Please dress warm and bring work gloves.
Mass Intention Book For 2020
The Mass Intention book for 2020 will open on Monday, December 16, 2019. To schedule a Mass you may come in or call the office. We also have envelopes located on the tables in the vestibule. Just drop the envelope in the catch-all slot. We will be taking 3 intentions per Mass.
Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am
Attention all athletes ages 8 and up who can dribble and shoot a basketball! Come participate in the Sixth Annual Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament! It will start at 9 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the Parish Center Gym. Each team of up to four players will be guaranteed at least three games. Teams may be co-ed. There is NO cost to sponsor a team. The Knights of Columbus will donate $10 per team that participates, to St. Francis of Assisi’s Religious Education Program. To register or if you would like further information, please contact Dr. Ken Dunn.
Project Bread for Life
December 7th and 8th
Confirmation students will be selling fresh bread after all Masses during the weekend of December 7th and 8th. Project Bread for Life supports thousands of families and abandoned children who live in unspeakable conditions. Your bread purchase will help the Poor Servants of the Mother of God religious community of Sisters provide nursing care, literacy and parenting skills classes for adults and nursing care and education for children.
Festival of Praise
December 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Praise presented by the St. Francis Music Ministry! The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert.
For more information, please contact Nikole Giraldi
There will be a Thanksgiving Eucharist on Thursday, November 28th at 8:45 a.m., in the Church. Please bring your Thanksgiving food baskets and place them on the steps of the sanctuary. During this special Liturgy of thankfulness, the food to be eaten around our family table will be blessed, as will our lives of Christian living and witness! Hace unbuen dia de accion de Gratias!
On December 10th at 7:30 p.m., we will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance.
This will be a traditional Communal Penance with music, readings from scripture, and a short homily. Several priests will be available for individual confessions.
Children’s Christmas Pageant
Children’s Christmas Pageant on December 24th at 3:15 p.m. Please click here to register your child (ages 4 and up). Registration deadline is November 24th.